College Park Oral History Night 2023 with Educational Leader Gary Schadow
Reading is so important. I used to say to dads all the time, "Are you reading with your children?" And by the way, I have seven. I was an educator. But anyways, and I would say, "Read with them nightly. Because if all they ever see you do is sports, outd ... Read more
Pals and Gals by Miss Joan Cayce
Peek into the life of Orlando's It Girl with a look at Joan Cayce's "pasteup book", circa 1950s. The parties, invites, photos and newsy clippings tell the story of an Orlando debutante enjoying the good life! Edgewater High School football games, fetes ... Read more
Edgewater High School, Class of '58
ABOVE: Palm Terrace Beauty Salon corner of Princeton Street and Edgewater Drive in College Park, 1950s. Bertha Huth opened the salon in May 1952 and sold it in September 1960. CJ and Sandy walked to Edgewater High School together in the 1950s when Sandy ... Read more
Edgewater High School Renovation
Edgewater High School Comprehensive for renovation of the 1952 building at 3200 Edgewater Drive in Orlando, FL Construction Manager: W.G. Mills / Mims Construction, a joint venture. Architect: C.T. Hsu & Associates. Estimated cost of completi ... Read more
School Days
Air raid drills to Apopka, Elvis in Orlando, and the Concord School tunnel, school days remembered in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Edgewater High School graduates Katherine Beasley Bornstein, Patricia Bell Peters, and Eleanor Crawford. ... Read more
Orville Rhoads Davis
Orville Rhoads Davis came to Orlando in 1929 to serve as principal of Memorial Junior High School, which was located on Rosalind Avenue, facing Lake Eola, where The Metropolitan at Lake Eola condominiums stands today.  (Many may remember this location as ... Read more
My Entrance Into the Orlando Jewish Community
We would meet on Orange Avenue with our swimsuits and go to Palm Beach where the shops closed at 5:30. "I really felt like I was on vacation even though I was working."  From the Lerner Shop on Orange Avenue to the shores of Palm Beach, centenarian Myrtl ... Read more
Shakey's Pizza
Do you remember Shakey's Pizza on 17-92? How about the one on Orange Blossom Trail (Highway 441)? I can't quite place it, but I remember eating the best pizza ever at Shakey's Pizza after concerts and football games. They had pin ball machines - the ol ... Read more